Tag archives for footwear

The New/Old Camping Shoe

Danner’s new/old Canoe Mocs are built on a shoe mold first developed in 1936, with an upper silhouette created in the 1970s, which come together in a hand-stitched shoe that’s spot-on for these retro/heritage/summer-camp times. The crepe rubber outsole guards against pavement or rocks or trail hazards (and sore feet of all kinds), and a removable…

Our Favorite New Cycling Sneaker

See more gear reviews in our Elements Gear Guide >> The modern obsession with sneakers eluded me until I started paying closer attention to New Balance. Granted, the Massachusetts company has been making shoes for more than 100 years, but for at least the last decade and a half it’s been designing shoes that seem to…

Danner Stumptown Mountain Light Hiking Boot

Brace yourself for a round of widespread fascination with all things hiking, especially thru-hiking, as Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild, comes to the big screen this fall, with Reese Witherspoon in the starring role. Danner has even created a special women’s boot, worn by Witherspoon in the movie — I only got a sneak peek and…

Top Ten Hiking Tips From the Woman Who Hiked the AT Faster Than Anyone

Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat which made her an Adventurer of the Year. See our featured hikes. Here’s how to be smart, feel safe, and get the most out of your hike. 1. Test drive your backpack and shoes. The two pieces of gear that can make…

Go Green: The Sole Solution—Making Shoes Sustainable

Text by Catharine Livingston; Photographs courtesy of Mountain Soles In many ways, 2008 was a banner year for eco-friendly footwear. Brooks launched the world's first biodegradable midsole. END Footwear opened its doors as perhaps the first performance shoe company dedicated entirely to green kicks. Heck, even Payless announced its first eco line. But for all…

Go Green: The Sole Solution—Making Shoes Sustainable

Text by Catharine Livingston; Photographs courtesy of Mountain Soles In many ways, 2008 was a banner year for eco-friendly footwear. Brooks launched the world’s first biodegradable midsole. END Footwear opened its doors as perhaps the first performance shoe company dedicated entirely to green kicks. Heck, even Payless announced its first eco line. But for all the…